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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    I do understand the frustration of not having the indicator for some apps anymore and i do understand the fact the window to add indicator support was wide. Probably the remaining apps need some "push" and i guess this "push" has come...

    P.S. We must admit indicators in Ubuntu are quite consistent ATM!

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    You have to wonder why the creators of applications that don't work with app-indicator haven't updated yet, they've had 3 years notice. Most of them have gone to the trouble to create a .deb, so I can't see it being any harder to modify their programs.

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    I hope this evolves into something that works for Ubuntu.
    At this present time though it just seems like a poorly thought out decision.

    Quite strange really to lock the users out of the applications they want to use because Ubuntu expect the greater software community to implement a Ubuntu only API whose functionality is already covered in the API of the GUI toolkits (eg.GTK/QT).

    Maybe all we need is some savvy pro-Ubuntu software developer to create a 'systray-indicator' that resides on the top panel with all the other indicators, but is a placeholder for the thousands of applications that already use their respective GUI toolkit's systray implementation and so will never port to a distro specific API.

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    One issue that this was causing me is cryptkeeper. However I have found an alternative called gnome-encfs-manager. It hasn't been packaged for the normal repos yet but there is a ppa. Seems to work ok.

    https://launchpad.net/~gencfsm/+archive/ppa/+packages

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    Had to write a white list module. Had to write a Gnome shell extension.

    Quick look at the Python code link from post #10. Is there a Gtk2 appindicator? Or is AppIndicator3 only Gtk3?

    Do I want to spend the time reading through the spec.s? What if I discover the current implementation of the app.'s system tray icon breaks the intended UI? Rewrite code just for 13.04? Course I have to make the cross Distro/Desktop installer detect Raring as a special case (v.s. Precise or Quantal) now.

    Or do I say the heck with it? Becoming more and more tempting. Only a few thousand users, so hey.

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    Greetings,
    Looks like we got a new Bluetooth Indicator today. From my perspective it is very nice. Hope it is a prelude to the standard for all of the rest that are to come.
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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    Quote Originally Posted by Favux View Post
    Had to write a white list module. Had to write a Gnome shell extension.

    Quick look at the Python code link from post #10. Is there a Gtk2 appindicator? Or is AppIndicator3 only Gtk3?
    Use
    Code:
    import appindicator
    instead of
    Code:
    from gi.repository import AppIndicator3 as appindicator
    if your app is using PyGtk instead of PyGObject.
    ClassicMenu Indicator - classic GNOME menu for Unity
    Unsettings - configuration program for the Unity
    Privacy Indicator - easily switch privacy settings in Unity
    Arronax - create and modify app starters

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    Thanks diesch. That's simple enough and helps.

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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    I have raised requests for both yad and TrueCrypt to change their programs.

    You can see the yad request, but I cannot find the TrueCrypt request (the TrueCrypt bug area does not seem to have listing or search facilities).

    Let's hope that the developers accept this change. If not, we have a problem.
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    Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad

    X-Chat really needs proper indicator support as well.

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